Jeter, Jeremiah Bell, Dd

Jeter, Jeremiah Bell, D.D.

a Baptist minister, was born in Bedford County, Virginia, July 18, 1802. His early education was limited. He was converted in 1821; began to preach in 1822; was ordained May 4, 1824, at High Hills Church, Sussex County, where he remained about two years; then removed to Campbell County, and became pastor of the Hill's Creek and Union Hill churches. In the autumn of 1827 he was installed pastor of Morattico Church, in Lancaster County, and subsequently of the Wicomico Church, in Northumberland County. In the latter part of 1835 he was called to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, where for thirteen years and a half he was eminently successful. In the fall of 1849 he was called to the Second Baptist Church in St. Louis, where he remained three years, and then returned to Richmond to become pastor of the Grace Street Church. He resigned in 1870. He became the senior editor of the Religious Herald, the leading organ of the Baptist denomination in the south, in 1866, and occupied that position till the close of his life, February 18, 1880. Among the books of which he was the author were, Memoirs of Reverend A.W. Clopton: — Memoins of J.L. Shuch, Missionary to China: — Memoirs of Reverend Andrew Broaddus: — Memoirs of Reverend Daniel Wilt: — Campbellism Examined: — Campbellism Re-examined, both of these works placing Dr. Jeter among the first polemic writers of his times. The Christian Mirror and the Seat of Heaven were published by the American Tract Society. See the Religious Herald, February 26, 1880. (J.C.S.)

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